This place is deceptive. It’s advertised as a native plant garden, and you expect to see unusual, colorful plants. At first you think that there’s nothing much here. Then you look closely, and among the dappled light and shade, small treasures announce themselves.
And then the view opens up to large vistas where families are playing, people are walking their dogs and picnicking.
Close up study of the trees reveals some interesting and rare specimens, including weeping pines and collections of deciduous azaleas.
Like so many off-the-beaten track places, there’s a wealth of beauty and knowledge to discover at the Connecticut College Arboretum, New London. A fine place to spend a summer afternoon.